Christopher Cairns is a freelance writer and journalist based in Edinburgh. He has had numerous pieces published in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Herald and trade magazines. Before going freelance, he was a news reporter and then environment correspondent at the Scotsman.
Erik Calonius is a former reporter, editor and London correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and served as an editor and writer for Fortune, where he was nominated for the National Magazine Award. He collaborated with Dan Ariely on international bestseller PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL.
Tim Campbell is the former graduate management trainee who wowed Sir Alan Sugar and audiences to win the first UK series of The Apprentice. Tim worked at Amstrad for two years before leaving to set up with The Bright Ideas Trust with co-author Paul Humphries. Paul has bags of experience in business development and was involved in starting online bank Egg and the sports index Opta. Tim is fast developing a reputation as the voice of young Britain and the acceptable face of business. He is a Cabinet Office Social Enterprise Ambassador, a Child Ambassador for London and was voted a Young Gun by the Growing Business Awards.
Violet Margaret Princess Cannon was born and bred in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and raised in the traditional Romany way. At thirty-one, and in contrast to the media's portrayal of Gypsies and their culture, Violet has an education, a job and a divorce to her name. She has spent the last eight years working with Gypsies and Travellers, fighting to gain the community recognition as an ethnic minority in its own right. Violet is the founding member of the Northern Network of Travelling People and the Chairperson of the Romany Woman's Union, and has appeared in Closer magazine and on This Morning, and is about to judge the national Miss Gypsy UK competition.
Paul Canoville was born in Hillingdon, London. Starting out playing for non-league Hillingdon Borough, Canoville signed for Chelsea in 1981. He made his debut against Crystal Palace in April 1982 aged 20. He joined Reading in 1986, where his career ended due to injury. He now lives in London, he is an ambassador for the 'Kick it Out' campaign and regularly talks to schools about his experiences.
THE GOOD GUY is John Carbone's first book. He was born in the United States and now lives in Europe.
Helen Carey was born in Oxford and lived in London for many years. Before she began writing she had a range of jobs, including tour guide, army officer and management consultant. Her Lavender Road novels were inspired by a chance encounter with a neighbour who showed her the sites of the air-raid shelters on Clapham Common. She now lives in Wales with her husband and their two dogs.
Mary Carter is a freelance writer and a graduate of the Amerian Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After five years of acting, temping and waiting tables, she won a scholarship for her second degree in Sign Language Interpreting at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently lives in Manhattan.
In the autumn of 1970, after a brief acting career on Broadway and with various guest appearances on American TV shows, The Partridge Family catapulted David Cassidy to fame. Aged just 20, his face was on the cover of every teenage magazine. He became an international pop star. In 1974, his exhausting schedule took its toll on the quality of his life. David retired but has, since the 1990s, regularly appeared in and produced musicals in the States, and toured live - with Donny Osmond in particular - to appreciative audiences, particularly in the UK. He is happily married and has two children.
Seth Casteel is an award-winning pet photographer with a passion for working with animals. His series of underwater dog photographs have brought him worldwide attention, entertaining and bewildering millions of animal lovers. He is based in Los Angeles and Chicago and is the proud 'dad' to two dogs, Nala the mini-labradoodle and Fritz, the Norwich Terrier.
Philip Caveney was born in North Wales in 1951. The son of an RAF officer, he spent much of his childhood travelling the length and breadth of Britain and spent several years in Malaysia and Singapore. His first novel, The Sins of Rachel Ellis, was published in 1977. Since then, he has published many novels (or 'head movies' as he prefers to call them) and a series of children's books that have sold all over the world. He lives in Heaton Moor, Stockport and is currently working on his next book.
Debbie Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist with The Washington Post. Over the past 20 years, she has investigated government fraud, public housing scandals, white-collar crime and deaths in psychiatric hospitals. Debbie has won nearly every major prize in American print journalism, including the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Journalism, given by Ethel Kennedy and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
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Stevie Chalmers won the European Cup with Celtic in 1967. He also helped Celtic win six Scottish League Championships, three Scottish Cup finals and four League Cup finals during a playing career that spanned a dozen seasons at Celtic. The fourth-highest goalscorer in Celtic's history, he is now a match-day host at Celtic Park. He won five caps for Scotland and scored the nation's first goal against Brazil, the world champions, at Hampden Park in June 1966.
Joy Chambers is a company chairman, business woman, poet, philanthropist and fine-art collector who has been writing for over twenty years. A lover of history and never idle, Joy enjoys the extensive research required to set her books in the past, often during the World Wars. Joy says, 'My life is in the entertainment business. A skilfully written book can be read on many levels but it should always entertain. . . I attempt to do that.' She is married to media mogul Reg Grundy AC OBE PhD and they share their Bermuda home with their Shetland sheepdogs.
Sir Bobby Charlton was born in 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland. He joined Manchester United as a professional in 1954 and made his first team debut in October 1956. He was voted European Player of the Year in 1966 and won the FA Cup, three Division One championships and the European Cup with United. He joined the board of the club in 1984, a position he still holds today. Bobby Charlton was a key member of the victorious England World Cup side of 1966. He was awarded the OBE in 1969, the CBE in 1973 and was knighted in 1994, the first footballer to gain such an honour since Sir Stanley Matthews in 1965.
Robin Chase is the co-founder and first CEO of Zipcar. She is also co-founder of three other companies (Veniam, Buzzcar, and GoLoco). She was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World, a BusinessWeek Top Ten Designer, a Fast Company Champion of Innovation and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Today, Wired, Forbes, Inc and Newsweek. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
David Churchill is the pseudonym of an award-winning journalist, who has conducted several hundred in-depth interviews with senior politicians, billionaire entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, movie stars, supermodels and rock legends. He has investigated financial scandals on Wall Street, studio intrigues in Hollywood and corrupt sports stars in Britain, and lived in Moscow, Washington DC and Havana. He has edited four magazines, published seventeen books and been translated into some twenty languages. The Leopards of Normandy trilogy reflects his lifelong passion for history and his fascination for the extraordinary men and women of the past who shaped the world we live in today.
Brian Clough was born in 1935 and scored 251 league goals in 274 appearances for Middlesbrough and Sunderland. He began his management career at Hartlepools United in 1965, before moving on to Derby, Brighton, Leeds and Nottingham Forest.
Sebastian Coe is a winner. His record as a sporting champion and world record holder in middle-distance running speaks for itself, and earned him four Olympic medals during a glittering career. He is also a renaissance man of our times, as his record of achieving success in many different areas of life shows. Sebastian Coe, now Lord Coe of Ranmore, has been a politician, a business leader and the inspirational figurehead of the successful 2012 Olympic bid. He is a life peer, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire and is vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. Sebastian Coe has the passion, determination, focus, dedication and self-belief that marks him out as a true champion.
Julie Cohen studied at Brown University, earning a summa cum laude degree with honours in English. She moved to the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Reading and this was followed by a career teaching English at secondary level. She has written twenty books, including the Richard and Judy Book Club pick Dear Thing. She lives with her husband, a guitar tech for rock bands, and their son in Berkshire, where she writes full time.